Domingo in 2016
November 28, 1969 |
Colman Domingo (born November 28, 1969) is an American stage, film and television actor, playwright and director.
Life and career
Domingo was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and attended Temple University, where he majored in journalism. Soon thereafter he moved to San Francisco, California, where he started acting, mainly in theatre productions.
Domingo starred as Mr. Franklin Jones, Joop, and Mr. Venus, in the critically acclaimed rock musical Passing Strange, which, after a successful 2007 run at The Public Theater, opened on Broadway on February 28, 2008. He received an Obie Award in spring 2008 as part of the ensemble of Passing Strange Off-Broadway and reprised his roles in the film version of Passing Strange, directed by Spike Lee, which made its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2009.
In 2010, Domingo's self-penned, one-man autobiographical play A Boy and His Soul premiered Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theater, for which he won a GLAAD Award: Outstanding New York Theater: Broadway & Off–Broadway and a Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Show. He was also nominated for a Drama Desk Award and a Drama League Award.
Domingo starred as Billy Flynn in Chicago, the longest running revival on Broadway, and in the final collaboration by Kander and Ebb of The Scottsboro Boys, directed by Susan Stroman on Broadway in Fall 2010. For the latter role, he was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical, in May 2011. When the The Scottsboro Boys opened in London in Fall 2013, Domingo was nominated for the Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical in April 2014. He was nominated for the Fred Astaire Award for Best Principal Dancer on Broadway in 2011.
In 2015, Domingo began appearing in a recurring role on AMC's post-apocalyptic, zombie series Fear the Walking Dead, as a character named Victor Strand. In December 2015, it was announced that Domingo was promoted to series regular for Season 2 of the series.
Awards and nominations
- 1997: Dean Goodman Choice Award - "Blues for an Alabama Sky" by Pearl Cleage at TheatreWorks (Silicon Valley) 
- 2006: Bay Area Critics Circle Award Performance - "Passing Strange" by Stew at The Berkeley Repertory Theater 
- 2008: Connecticut Critics Circle Award, Outstanding Actor in a Play – "Coming Home" by Athol Fugard at Long Wharf Theatre 
- 2008: Obie Award Performance - "Passing Strange" by Stew at The Public Theatre 
- 2010: Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Solo Show – "A Boy and His Soul" by Colman Domingo at Vineyard Theatre 
- 2010: ITBA Award, Outstanding Solo Show – "A Boy and His Soul" by Colman Domingo at Vineyard Theatre 
- 2015: Black Reel Award, Best Ensemble - "Selma" directed by Ava DuVernay
- 2010: Drama Desk Award Nomination, Outstanding Solo Performance - "A Boy and His Soul" by Colman Domingo at Vineyard Theatre 
- 2010: Drama League Award Nomination, Distinguished Performance - "A Boy and His Soul" by Colman Domingo at Vineyard Theatre 
- 2010: Black Reel Award, Best Ensemble - "Passing Strange" directed by Spike Lee
- 2011: Fred and Adele Astaire Award Nomination, Outstanding Male Dancer - "The Scottsboro Boys" by Fred Ebb, John Kander and David Thompson 
- 2011: Tony Award, Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical - "The Scottsboro Boys" by Fred Ebb, John Kander and David Thompson 
- 2014: Whatsonstage.com Awards, Best Supporting Actor in a Musical - "The Scottsboro Boys" by Fred Ebb, John Kander and David Thompson
- 2014: Olivier Award, Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical - "The Scottsboro Boys" by Fred Ebb, John Kander and David Thompson 
- 2014: San Diego Film Critics Society, Best Ensemble - "Selma"
- 2014: Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association, Best Ensemble - "Selma"
|1998||Around the Fire||Trace|
|1999||King of the Bingo Game||Sonny|
|1999||True Crime||Wally Cartwright|
|2000||Desi's Looking for a New Girl||Mother|
|2003||Kung Phooey!||Roy Lee|
|2008||Miracle at St. Anna||West Indian Postal Customer|
|2012||Lincoln||Private Harold Green|
|2012||Red Hook Summer||Blessing Rowe|
|2013||All Is Bright||Nzomo|
|2013||Butler, TheThe Butler||Freddie Fallows|
|2015||Time Out of Mind||Mr. Oyello|
|2016||The Birth of a Nation||Hark Turner|
|1997||Nash Bridges||Reggie Harell||"Dirty Tricks"||04 episodes total|
|04 episodes total|
|2000||Nash Bridges||Trumpet Player||"Skin Trade"||04 episodes total|
|2004||Law & Order||Ronald Gumer||"Hands Free"||02 episodes total|
|2006||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Sergeant Ev Sides||"To the Bone"||02 episodes total|
|2006||Law & Order: Trial by Jury||Gus||"Eros in the Upper Eighties"|
|2008||Big Gay Sketch Show, TheThe Big Gay Sketch Show||08 episodes; 16 episodes total|
|2008||Law & Order||Donnie||"Sweetie"||02 episodes total|
|2009||Great Performances||Mr. Franklin/Mr. Venus/Joop||"Passing Strange"||musical telecast|
|2010||Big Gay Sketch Show, TheThe Big Gay Sketch Show||08 episodes; 16 episodes total|
|2010||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Andre Lanier||"Love Sick"||02 episodes total|
|2015–present||Fear the Walking Dead||Victor Strand||0Season 1 (Recurring role; 2 episodes)
Season 2-present (Starring; 13 episodes)
|2015||The Knick||Dr. Russell Daniels||0Season 2 (Recurring role)|
|2016||Lucifer||Father Frank Lawrence||"Priest Walks Into a Bar"|
|2016||Horace and Pete||Dr. Evers||"Episode 8"|
|2017||Timeless||Bass Reeves||"The Murder of Jesse James"|
- Michael Elkin, "Celebrating Success: From 'hood to Hollywood with actor Colman Domingo", Philly.com, May 7, 2013.
- "Passing Strange". Negroproblem.com. Retrieved 2016-10-17.
- Passing Strange at IMDb.
- Andrew Gans, "Domingo Is in Like Flynn in Broadway's Chicago Beginning June 14", Playbill.com, June 14, 2010.
- "The Scottsboro Boys". Scottsboromusical.com. Retrieved 2016-10-17.
- "The Scottsboro Boys London". Scottsboromusicallondon.com. Retrieved 2016-10-17.
- Lesley Goldberg (2015-12-03). "'Fear the Walking Dead' Promotes Colman Domingo to Series Regular for Season 2". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2016-10-17.
- "NTI Semester", The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center.
- "Performance Lecture by Colman Domingo", The University of Texas at Austin.
- "'UOWM Schedule". Artsextract.com. Retrieved 2016-10-17.
- "Of Note". Paloaltoonline.com. 1997-09-05. Retrieved 2016-10-17.
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- "Connecticut Critics Circle". Ctcritics.org. Retrieved 2016-10-17.
- "Colman Domingo - Lortel Archives". Lortel.org. Retrieved 2016-10-17.
- "Colman Domingo | Tony Awards 2016 Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical Nominee". Broadway.com. Retrieved 2016-10-17.
- "The full 2014 WhatsOnStage Awards shortlists". WhatsOnStage.com. 2013-12-06. Retrieved 2016-10-17.
- "Olivier Winners 2014 – Laurence Oliviers 2015". Olivierawards.com. Retrieved 2016-10-17.
- "Romeo and Juliet (1999, Shakespeare Santa Cruz) :: Shakespeare in Performance :: Internet Shakespeare Editions". Internetshakespeare.uvic.ca. 2016-09-30. Retrieved 2016-10-17.
- "Over the fence". Paloaltoonline.com. 2000-03-17. Retrieved 2016-10-17.
- "California Shakespeare Theater - History". Calshakes.org. Retrieved 2016-10-17.
- "Democrat and Chronicle from Rochester, New York · Page 31". Newspapers.com. 2001-02-11. Retrieved 2016-10-17.
- "Colman Domingo Theatre Credits". Broadwayworld.com. 2016-09-15. Retrieved 2016-10-17.
- "Well | Huntington Theatre Company". Huntingtontheatre.org. 2012-04-26. Retrieved 2016-10-17.